First Warning Forecast: Cooler temps are ahead and we’re also keeping an eye on the tropics

Posted at 10:09 AM, Oct 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-02 10:09:58-04

Cooler temps are ahead and we’re also keeping an eye on the tropics….All eyes are on Hurricane Matthew and how the storm could impact our weather here in Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. We’ll get to that in a moment.

First, as we move through this Sunday, expect a warm day. Highs will be in the lower 80s. We’ll see a mix of clouds and sun. A few isolated showers are possible, but the day will not be a washout. A weak cold front will move in tonight, giving way to a cooler start to the work week. In fact, highs on Monday will be in the upper 70s. By Tuesday, highs will slip into the mid 70s. And through the end of the week, we’ll be tracking more highs in the 70s, along with some rain.

Talking about rain, we’re going to be tracking Hurricane Matthew very closely from the weather center over the next several days, especially late this week into next weekend. Some of the global forecast models keep the storm offshore, while others move the hurricane north, making landfall along the East Coast. Right now, it looks like a front may guide the storm away from us a bit. But again, we have several days to look at the evolution of Matthew. Stay tuned.

Today: Clouds and sun. Slight chance of showers (20%). Highs in the lower 80s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Slight chance of showers (20%). Lows in the mid 60s. Winds: NW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy and Cooler. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good

Mosquitoes: Very High


8:00 AM EDT Sun Oct 2
Location: 14.1°N 74.3°W
Moving: NW at 5 mph
Min pressure: 947 mb
Max sustained: 150 mph

Hurricane Matthew continues to churn as a major hurricane over the Caribbean Sea. At 8 a.m. Sunday, the storm had maximum sustained winds at 150 mph and it was moving to the northwest at 5 mph. This motion will continue today, followed by a turn toward the north tonight. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday. Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through Monday night. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force wins extend outward up to 205 miles.

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1969 F1 Tornado: Bertie Co

1973 F2 Tornado: Accomack Co

1977 Tornado: Virginia Beach

Dominic Brown
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